Reports Report 5618bu (Event 5618-2018)

Name Brandee B
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks This is the second fireball I witnessed this month! I did not report the first one.
Address San Francisco, CA
Latitude 37° 46' 45.39'' N (37.779276°)
Longitude 122° 27' 40.37'' W (-122.461213°)
Elevation 59.271469m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-12-19 17:32 PST
UT Date & Time 2018-12-20 01:32 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 187°
Facing azimuth 266.41°
First azimuth 264.88°
First elevation 80°
Last azimuth 263.03°
Last elevation 21°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -19
Color Orange, Yellow, Red
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 99.99s
Length 20°
Remarks it was glowing, and lasted a long time. There are lots of pictures of the train online already
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks it looked like an explosion, and had sparkles that came off it
Observation Yes
Remarks I saw what must have been a large black chunk falling straight down towards the ocean very slow (I barely saw it move). it must have been huge though